Hitler's Terror Weapons: The Price of Vengence

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Did Hitler's use of unproven exotic weapons cost him the war? Were they worth the price? What effect did the V weapons have on Allied plans, morale and supplies? Roy Irons also investigates Hitler's thirst for revenge following 1918 and his dread when Russian victories and Allied bombing began to shadow the Third Reich. This book investigates whether Hitler's campaign would have been a greater success if he had put fewer resources into experimental weapons of revenge such as the V-2 rocket and the V-1 Doodle-bug. Enormous resources were poured into these experimental projects, often inspired by Hitler's thirst for revenge after the collapse of Germany in 1918 and his dread of a re-currence when Russian victories and allied bombing began to cast grim and ever-growing shadows over the Third Reich. He considers such questions as what effect the bombardment really had on London's morale and on Allied supplies through the port of Antwerp? Were these weapons really worth the price?

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This fascinating book investigates whether Hitler’s campaign would have been a greater success if he had concentrated less on experimental weapons like the V–2 Rocket and the V–1 Doodle–bug. Enormous resources were poured into these exotic projects, which were largely inspired by Hitler’s thirst for revenge after the collapse of Germany in 1918 and his fear of the Allied bombing and Russian victories that were casting a shadow over the Third Reich. The author also considers what effect the V–weapons had on Allied plans, morale, and supplies. Enhanced with vintage photographs from the Imperial War Museum, this is a unique, highly researched account of a key element of the Second World War.

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Roy Irons was born in Seven Kings, London. He was educated at Cooper's Company's School and, forty years later, at King's College London, where he took a degree in War Studies and History. Roy lives in Coulsdon, Surrey with his wife Erica and daughter Rebecca. He is currently undertaking a research degree at King's College London.

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